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Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel

2215 Cortez Road W, Bradenton, FL 34207-1245
Phone: +1 941-238-0800   |   Fax: 941/238-0810   |   51 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Getaway to this modern Bradenton hotel and enjoy a central location with easy access to the beach, State College of Florida and Anna Maria Island.

You'll feel right at home at Best Western Plus® Bradenton Gateway Hotel - our modern and spacious rooms offer generous amenities, including cable or satellite television with in-room movies, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, desk, high-speed wireless Internet access and much more. Wake up each morning to a complimentary full hot breakfast. Looking to make your stay extra special and relaxing? Book one of our whirlpool suites.

After breakfast, head out to explore the area. Discover new things by visiting the South Florida Museum, Ringling Museum of Art, Mote Aquarium and the Salvador Dali Museum. Looking to take in the great outdoors and stunning scenery? The Best Western Plus® Bradenton Gateway Hotel is near the beach, Anna Maria Island, Long Boat Key and Siesta Key Cruises.

Many guests also delight in enjoying a Pirates Spring Training game. Traveling with a large group? We gladly accept group reservations, making this the perfect place for sporting teams to stay while in the area.

With its central location, this Bradenton hotel is just a short drive away from many corporate locations, such as Lab Corporation, State College of Florida, IM6 School, Manatee Community College and a satellite office of Starbucks® Corporation. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is just seven miles away, making traveling easy and stress-free.

Enjoy the wonderful weather and sunshine while surrounded by a serene tropical setting in our outdoor heated pool or on our sundeck. Get even more value out of your stay by taking advantage of many more on-site amenities, including exercise facility, concierge, guest laundry, children's activities, 24-hour business center, 24-hour coffee bar and free parking.

For an extraordinary trip to Bradenton, Florida, make a reservation at the Best Western Plus® Bradenton Gateway Hotel today and save! Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Outdoor pool Heated tropical setting
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • Exercise facility Open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. top of the line equipment
  • Universal gym
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge, see front desk
  • Multilingual staff, (English, Spanish)
  • Laundromat, coin operated, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Late check out
  • Safe deposit box, at the front desk
  • Children's activities, swimming pool
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; all guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access
  • Business center, 24-hour, free fax, copy, Internet, computers
  • Printer available
  • Fax services, free
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Mail services, front desk
  • Wedding services, group rates available see general manager
  • Meeting facilities, available for up to 10 people
  • Conference facilities, available for up to 10 people
  • Coffee shop, free 24-hour espresso, cappuccino and coffee bar
  • Sunbathing, heated outdoor pool
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hearing impaired services, TDD phones
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged, self parking
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking, self parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking, motor coach parking
  • Complimentary newspaper, free USA Today available
  • Electrical adapter, power converter for International guests
  • High-speed Internet access

Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel

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Conveniently located, the best western plus bradenton gateway hotel in Bradenton, Florida is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 27.461045  /  Latitude: -82.583875


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. Take a right on University to US-41. Take a right (North) continue to Cortez Road. Take a left. The Best Western PlusĀ® Bradenton Gateway Hotel is on your left about 0.25 miles ahead.

From: Tampa International Airport. Follow the signs to Interstate 275 South. Merge onto Interstate 275 South toward St. Petersburg (Portions toll). Merge onto US-19 South via Exit 5 toward Palmetto/Bradenton. Turn slight right onto US-41 S/FL-45 S/Tamiami TRL. Take US-41 South toward Interstate 75/Bradenton/Sarasota. US-41 South becomes Cortez Road W/FL-684 West. End at the Best Western PlusĀ® Bradenton Gateway Hotel on the left.

Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Bradenton Motorsports Park

Found along Interstate 75, the Bradenton Motorsports Park is located in on the west-central Florida coast in Bradenton. This Bradenton raceway features drag racing, grudge racing, and bracket racing, and more.

Bradenton Motorsports Park events include the Spring Break Shootout, Memorial Day Bracket Bash, Outlaw Drag Racing Championship, and much more. The track area also hosts shows, swap meets, and testing events.

De Soto National Memorial

Located in west central Florida, the De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton acts as a memorial for Spanish Conquistador Hernando de Soto.  The memorial features many sights to see and things to do minutes from St. Petersburg and Tampa.

Memorial visitors frequently enjoy the De Soto National Memorial’s many special events. Don’t miss the outstanding scenery as well as the plentiful outdoor activities, including fishing, boating, De Soto hiking trails, and more.

Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

Located on the banks of the Manatee River near Bradenton, the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park is a premiert destination in the heart of west-central Florida. The Gamble Plantation Historic State Park features a surviving antebellum mansion, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the grounds of a former sugar plantation.

Guided tours throughout the house and grounds are held six times a day Thursday through Monday. The visitors center is open from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Make the most of your next visit to Florida with some time spent in the west-central region.

IMG Academy

Established in 1978, the IMG Academy is located in Bradenton on the west-central Florida coast. A private athletic training facility, IMG features programs in tennis, golf, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, football, and personal fitness.

IMG Academy hosts over 12,000 athletes from around the world every year – ranging from youth and high school to collegiate and professional athletes. The academy also features the IMG Wellness Spa, and IMG Sports Shop.

Lake Manatee State Park

FL Attractions

Lake Manatee State Park

Stretched across three miles of shoreline, Lake Manatee State Park sits on the lake that shares its name.

Located just outside of Bradenton in Manatee County near Tampa, Lake Manatee acts as a reservoir for both Manatee and Sarasota counties. This lake is not only functional, it also offers an array of outdoor activities facilitated by the Florida State Park system.

Lake Manatee is open year-round to visitors looking to fish, kayak, canoe, and enjoy an easily accessible boat ramp.

For those planning to spend time in the great outdoors in the Tampa and West Central region of Florida, Lake Manatee State Park boasts hiking trails, playgrounds, picknick spots and much more for the entire family to enjoy.

Manatee County Agricultural Museum

Found in downtown Palmetto, just across from Bradenton on the Manatee River in west-central Florida, the Manatee County Agricultural Museum preserves the region's history with a wide variety of programs, events, and exhibitions.

Explore living history reenacted through the Livestock, Vegetables, Citrus, Horticulture, and Commercial Fishing exhibits. Open from Tuesday to Friday and the first and third Saturdays of each month, the museum sports a free general admission.

Manatee Village Historical Park

A highlight of Bradenton in west-central Florida, the Manatee Village Historical Park enables visitors to step back into time. The park is comprised of restored settlement buildings and artifacts from the county's past before the advent of electricity and the automobile.

General admission is free, though a fee is required on certain special events. The park is generally open on Monday through Friday and on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Make the most of your next stay in Bradenton with an afternoon at the Manatee Village Historical Park.

McKechnie Field

Throughout the years, the city of Bradenton in west central Florida has hosted numerous baseball games in "Florida's Fenway Park." McKechnie Field, originally named City Park, opened in 1923 east of the current baseball field. It was the home field for the Bradenton Growers of the Florida State League and the training location for the St. Louis Cardinals.

By 1993, major renovations were done to the ballpark, including moving it to its current location, south of Bradenton. In 1927, the ballpark was named Ninth Street Park, followed by another name change in 1948, to become Braves Field.

By 1962, it was named after former Bradenton resident Bill McKechnie, a baseball player, manager and coach. McKechnie Field has hosted spring training games for the National League's Philadelphia Phillies,  American League's Boston Red Sox, National League's Boston Bees (now the Atlanta Braves), American League's Kansas City Athletics and finally, National League's Pittsburgh Pirates.

Premier Sports Campus

Drawing competitors and fans near and far, The Priemier Sports Campus is located in the community of Lakewood Ranch, near Bradenton in west central Florida.

Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch

Covering over 140 acres, the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch is located near Bradenton on the west-central Florida coast. Consisting of 22 FIFA-regulated fields, the campus is ideal for soccer, lacrosse, football, and Frisbee.

Aside from sports fields, the Lakewood Ranch Premier Sports Campus also features meeting room space, locker rooms, retail areas, and concessions at every event. All fields are covered with Bermuda grass – eight of which feature evening lights.

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

Serving all travelers headed to destinations on the southern Gulf Coast, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport handles over 650,000 passengers a year. The airport, located three miles north of Sarasota, offers regularly scheduled and seasonal flights to destinations located on the eastern seaboard and in Canada.

The airlines that service the airport are Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways, and Air Canada Rouge. The airport also handles commuter flights and is a hub for general aviation in the Tampa Bay area.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 8.00 mile(s) from South Florida Museum, museum, aquarium, planetarium. The largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast, interpreting the region from the Pleistocene to the present.
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Ringling Museum of Art, located on Sarasota Bay and situated among walking paths, banyan trees and meticulously landscaped gardens. There isn't a more beautiful place to visit. Call 941-358-3180 for advance tickets
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Mote Aquarium
  • 35.00 mile(s) from The Salvador Dali Museum, this famous artist to life through an astonishing array of exhibtions and programs designed to delight and entertain all ages. In St. Petersburg. Call 1-800-442-3254.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Desota Square Mall, Address - 303 US 301 Boulevard West, Bradenton
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Red Barn Flea Market, 1707 First Street East, Bradenton. 941-747-3794. One of Florida's most popular and progressive flea markets.

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Flying Fish Fleet
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Siesta Key Cruises, Sunset Island Cruises

Nearby Restaurants

  • 6 mile(s) from Carrabba's Italian Grill, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, very good.

Best Western Plus Bradenton Gateway Hotel

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